Fluffing up scrambled eggs and omelets

@VotreAmie (3037)
United States
April 21, 2007 12:50am CST
Here is a good tip to make those delicious thick omelets: To make your scrambled eggs and omelets fluffier, whip eggs+a little baking soda before cooking. Enjoy your scrambled eggs!
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@lightningMD (5933)
• United States
21 Apr 07
That sounds great.I wish I would have read this an hour ago. I just made my husband an omellet before he left for work. I'm going to try this tomorrow morning.
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
21 Apr 07
Hi lightningMD and Thank you! Good luck with your omelet tomorrow.
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@prestocaro (1254)
• United States
21 Apr 07
I had no idea. I have heard of adding a little bit of milk, or a little bit of water. This dilutes the fatty egg so it seems lighter. But your trick actually adds bubbles to the egg! Baking soda (AKA sodium bicarbonate) undergoes a chemical reaction and makes little pockets of air in your food. What a great idea. Thank you so much for the tip! I love scrambled eggs with goat cheese, so now I'm going to make bakingsoda-goatcheese eggs :)
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
21 Apr 07
Thank you prestocaro! Adding a little bit of water? This is new I will try it!
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
22 Apr 07
That interesting, thanks for the tip. I have another one for you: when you are mixing up the eggs, add a dash of milk and have a capful of vanilla essence. I think it makes them not only fluffier, but also tastier. Enjoy your breakfast!
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
22 Apr 07
That's a good tip Woodpigeon. Thank you!
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
22 Apr 07
thanks for this advice, my kids love omelets.
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
22 Apr 07
You are welcome roniroxas.
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• United States
21 Apr 07
Adding in a splash of milk helps too. I always do this when making scrambled eggs. They get really fluffy and super yummy! I have also heard of using a splash of water or a few clumps of butter but I haven't tried either of those tricks yet. Now I have to add baking soda to my list to try too!
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
21 Apr 07
Yes milk works too. Thank you smellsyummy and have a great day!
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@kelandy (114)
• United States
21 Apr 07
As a matter of fact, I have heard of that recipe through a family member. It really does work when you use that baking soda. I love eggs. I like to eat my eggs in different styles, especially over easy with some toast. I sometimes prefer my eggs as an omelet with green peppers. There does seem to be a lot of different ways to make them.
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
21 Apr 07
I love eggs too kelandy. Thanko you! Yes there are a lot of ways to make eggs. I add all konds of cooked vegetables in it and cheese.
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@salam1 (1475)
• Malaysia
21 Apr 07
egg is great, I am a fan. you put baking soda in egg? the soda doesnt make the egg taste funny?
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
21 Apr 07
Baking soda will not affect the taste if you use the right amount of baking soda. For example, if you use 4 eggs try to add one teaspoon of baking soda. If you are afraid of the taste then try to add a little milk that also makes your eggs fluffy.
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• United States
21 Apr 07
No No add some sugar and milk to the eggs, scramble then cook. They will be very good and fluffy.
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
21 Apr 07
Thanks.
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